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Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island
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Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island

By Sunrider Adventure Tours
Recommended by 92% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Immerse yourself in the wildlife of a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a snorkeling tour of Espiritu Santo Island. Your guide ensures you visit the best snorkeling locations far from the crowded beaches of La Paz. After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious lunch including ceviche, and relax on a secluded beach.
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$121.00
per adult
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$121.00
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 7h
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Mobile ticket
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Escape the crowded beaches of La Paz at Espiritu Santo Island
  • A guide points out landmarks and marine life you might otherwise miss
  • Swim and snorkel in a colony of more than 300 sea lions
  • Lunch, beverages, and snorkel equipment included

  • Fresh ceviche and cold meat baguettes, potatoe chips, fruit and cookies
  • Beverages
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Wetsuit during winter season
What's not included
  • Doesn't include a $6.00 USD park fee (Natural Protected Area), payable only in cash
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips for crew
  • $2 USD Dock/Port access fee to be paid before boarding only in cash
  • Towels

Meet your guide in the morning at Pier Fiscal in central La Paz. On the boat ride to Espiritu Santo National Park, take in sweeping views of the coastline that most visitors never see. Make your way to a sea lion colony on arrival at the park (admission fee not included), where you are free to snorkel in the UNESCO-protected waters. Your guide points out landmarks and marine life you might not have noticed on your own. Back on the boat, sail to Ensenada Grande where you eat fresh ceviche, sandwiches, and chips by the water. Then continue on to a secluded beach far from the crowds of the mainland. Swim, snorkel, or relax on the warm sand until it’s time to head back to La Paz.

Departure details
  • Maritime & Naval Bureau, Pirámides 111, El Conchalito, 23090 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico 9:30 AM Marina FONATUR Pirámides sn, El Conchalito, 23090 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico **Please be 30 minutes before departure time**
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26054P10

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Minimum numbers apply (4 adults) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • Bring warm clothes during winter season (Dic to Apr)
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Pregnant Travelers only with more than 3 months and medical permission.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island
  • Uso de mascara facial, en caso de contratar la transportacion.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island?
Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island price starts from $121.00. Discover and book Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island on Tripadvisor
What is the Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island cancellation policy?
Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island?
Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island is hosted by Sunrider Adventure Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sunrider Adventure Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Snorkel & Sea Lion Adventure in Espiritu Santo Island on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26054P10

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

fredrickh915
fredrickh915
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Best day of my vacation
This trip was so fun. I loved swimming with such a massive creature. Our guide was great. Knowledgeable and ent
SRPBC
SRPBC
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Amazing adventure
Vivian, David and Juan are an amazing, knowledgeable, respectful, fun crew. This was an excellent adventure. I high
H177ROheatherc
H177ROheatherc
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Must do in La Paz!
Once in a lifetime!! Armando was excellent, knowledgeable and fun!! Highly recommend! Bring warm clothes for when y
AK_Divers60
AK_Divers60
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Amazing Experience!
We have been all over the world and this was definitely one of our top experiences. Booking was easy, communication
lissaswazey01
lissaswazey01
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Great experience
Being so near the whale sharks was exhilarating! Seeing the whales also was a bonus. Guide was fantastic!
657tyeshac
657tyeshac
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Gave us the WRONG TIME
I came to La Paz specifically in January for this adventure. The reservation person emailed me stating the tour was
Paradise23107500352
Paradise23107500352
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Cabo Adventures. Hector, Emi, transportation . Jorge and Joe our water guideswhere excellent! Highly recommend this tour
Cabo Adventures is the best tour company in Cabo. They will not disappoint. The staff and guides are all very profe
JenMora4
JenMora4
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Very satisfied
Elise and Hector did a fantastic job today! So much energy and they even took us on a bonus whale watching tour whe
lukedR1642HA
lukedR1642HA
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Excellent close up with massive fish!
Cpt. Martin and guide dellisa were great. Safe trip. Helped my wife who is super water in comfy. Saw three whale sh
N2546DRsandrao
N2546DRsandrao
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Great tour with baby sea lions!
We did the Tour to Espiritu Santo that included snorkeling with the sea lions. We did not get to snorkel with them
happytexann
happytexann
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Great experience! Large comfortable boat!
Had our daughter and grands for the Espiritu Santo tour and snorkel experience this week. As always it was great. E
kateb301
kateb301
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Best ocean adventure I've ever had!
This was the best sea adventure I've ever had. Dellis, Martin and Mario were the perfect guides & capitan. Dellis
Cindi D
Cindi D
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Tour canceled due to whale sharks moving up the coast.
Tour was cancelled due to whale sharks moving up the coast. Please refund the cost of my two tickets. Suntours said
Flyer13349094740
Flyer13349094740
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great experience with Sun Rider
We had a great experience with Sun Rider and, specifically, the crew of Delise, Mario, and Alejandro. They were so
brionyschreiber
brionyschreiber
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Wonderful experience, wonderful guide!
Memo and Dellis are a great captain/guide team. We got a lot of time with the whale sharks, with Dellis guiding us
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Jacky Nettles
San Antonio, TX25 contributions
The tour was great and our guide was really friendly. I booked the tour on sunriders website with their Memorial Day sale which was great because we saved some money. It’s mating season reason why we couldn’t swim with the sea lions but we had a great time since we got to see baby sea lions, many dolphins and a whale which was awesome! We went to a beach in Espíritu Santo to eat and relax for an hour, from all the beaches we went to in La Paz the one we were taken to in the island was our favorite even though the water was not as clear as it usually is the guide told us. Food was really good and even though it’s supposed to be two beers per person they were nice enough to give us more since no body else on our tour was drinking besides my husband and I. We had a great time over all and the boat was really comfortable. I mainly booked this tour because of the boat ride, you can find cheaper tours in La Paz but they will take you on a lancha, smaller boat where is more difficult to get back on ,or some speed boats with little shade and no food or drinks. We got fish ceviche, sandwiches, snacks, fruit, water and beer.
Written June 22, 2022
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Every boat we have has been designed by us specifically for each of our tours to be a pleasent and confortable experience, we're very glad that you had such a good time! You are welcome anytime soon!
Written July 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sharon S
Ajijic, Mexico7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We booked our excursion with Hook Experiences a day before so we were well prepared for it. The team was very welcoming and well prepared. The boat was well equipped and they made sure everyone was comfortable. Our guides stopped several times to explain about bird species, their protected habitats and to watch dolphins swimming along side our boat. Big delight was to se the babies swim with their mom's. We were also lucky enough to spot sea turtles as well.
Our snorkeling part of the tour was a bit disappointing as their were already lots of people there who had stirred up the water so it was hard to see the sea life. But besides that small disappointment it was still a lovely experience.
We landed on the white sand beach to enjoy some lunch and swim in the turquoise water. Our guides quickly set up beach umbrellas, chairs, tables and lunch was buffet style. We enjoyed our time there and headed back with a small island stop to watch the sea lions pose for us.
Our trip ended well and a good time was had by all. We will use Hook Experiences again on our return to La Paz.
Written June 26, 2022
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Austin D
1 contribution
Jun 2022
This trip was one that I'll never forget. Our guide, Dellis, and captain, Martin, were professional, courteous, and super knowledgeable. They made the trip super smooth and enjoyable.

About 30 minutes into the trip, we came across a pod of 250+ dolphins - the captain detoured the boat so we could get a closer look and we had dolphins swimming off the bow for around 15 minutes. It was incredible. Following that, we saw a whale spout in the distance and detoured once again to get a closer look - we came across a lone Humpback and followed it for another 15 minutes or so.

Following the dolphins and whale, we saw the sea lion colony and proceeded to the beach to snorkel. (NOTE: Snorkeling near the Sea Lions is not permitted in the summer, as there are new born pups! Cute to see from the boat, but you must keep your distance.) Lunch was fresh ceviche tostadas and was the best of which we had all week. Our time on the beach was cut short because of the previous detours, but we didn't mind. The wildlife was worth it.

On the trip back, Dellis pointed out some scenic rock formations and we happened upon the pod of dolphins again. In all, it was the perfect day. I couldn't recommend them enough and will certainly travel with them again when we return to La Paz with family.
Written July 5, 2022
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Hello and thank you so much for this review! Is our mission to show you the beauty of nature in Baja and we are very adaptive to the wildlife that comes across to us so we can experience it in the most natural way. It's amazing to read you appreciate that. For who's reading: come to La Paz! A trip you'll never forget.
Written July 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dan S
35 contributions
Dec 2021
Although swimming with whale sharks was very cool, be careful with your expectations before you book with this tour operator because their are many others doing this in LaPaz (just search "whale sharks La Paz" in Google Maps). If you read the description it says "33 foot catamaran with a freshwater shower, bathroom, and appetizers". So you can imagine a smooth and enjoyable sail out to the location and back. Your actual boat: a two hour long ride in a 20 foot dingy with salt water spray in your face, salty shorts and a bag of chips. The main reason I booked with these guys is that I have younger girls and being comfortable is paramount to keep the complaining to a minimum so when Sunrider promised something on their webpage and you pay for that, you kind of expect it. And it wasnt like their cat was in the shop- this is their normal operation they said. Overall, I would book with someone else.
Written December 28, 2021
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SunRiderTours
I have responded to the prior comment. Sorry
Written January 7, 2022
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Sid K
2 contributions
Feb 2023
I hate to leave negative reviews but this trip and tour was not enjoyable. The boat was way too full (we had 15 passengers on a boat that said it would have maximum 9) and the team did not give us enough information about what to bring to make the trip more comfortable. While the company has no control over the weather, they neglected to inform us about how cold the 1.5 hour trip to and from the snorkeling location was. At the very minimum, they should have told everyone to pack warm clothes and a change of clothes. If you do this trip, make sure to dress warmly and pack a change of clothes because even on a mid-60s F day, everyone was cold on the trip. The team also only provides short-sleeve wetsuits, which was way too small for the temperature of the water at the snorkeling location. We did get to interact with sea lions at the snorkeling location, which was great, but it was way too cold in the water with those wetsuits to be able to enjoy it. Finally, while the team provides lunch at a beach, we saw other companies take the effort to bring chairs and provide lunch directly on the beach while we were made to wade into the beach and wait for the team to prepare lunch on the boat, which we had to wade back out to. The captain and guide were competent and knowledgeable, but it didn't make up for the lack of preparation.
Written February 21, 2023
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StefanoSunrider
Hello there and thanks for your comments. If booking a tour, with Sunrider or any other company, in Baja Sur or elsewhere, you should ALWAYS check the weather prior to make sure what kind of clothes to bring. We can add a suggestion in your booking details (what we did now, thanks), but no-one better that yourself will know how would you feel confortable. If you come during Winter season (Dic to Apr) temperatures are definitely lower than in the rest of the year, but surely enjoyable (we have wetsuits for you or you can bring your own). Regarding lunch, the experience we want to provide is the one you had. We take a big effort on providing a fresh lunch, locally made, and we are happy to help you in any way to have the greatest experience. Please note we have 30 years of experience sailing the Sea of Cortez. We take you to places other companies don't even know, and that's our focus and mission: that you can know Baja as well as we do. Thanks for your review and hope to see you back in Baja soon. Cheers!
Written February 23, 2023
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Diana PA
Seattle, WA52 contributions
Aug 2021
The rocks and the marine life in this enchanting place have a lot to say. The water is captivating in color and clarity. This is one of three places in North America where you'll find corals. We saw an immense diversity of fish, octopus and corals.
Written August 27, 2021
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Michelle L Klein
Tijuana, Mexico2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
This was a great once in a lifetime adventure with my husband. We rode our motorcycles from Tijuana to Lapaz, then Cabo. While in Lapaz we did this snorkeling trip and had a blast! I've snorkled before but it was his first time and we were able to swim with the sea lions and the fish were beautiful to watch as they swam around us. Marco was our captain and he and his crew were very pleasant and fun to hang out with. They were knowledgeable about the area, the history of the rock formations and the ecological area. They made it more fun by tossing in so much information and then free swimming in a private little beach area with some BOMB ceviche and sandwiches for lunch. We hung out there and did more snorkeling and my hubby finally got the hang of it before calling it a day and heading back to the hotel.

We were going to kayak but ran out of time. I wish we would have done this again before we ran out of time on our trip though and it was totally worth the fee. We were gone about 6 hours and made memories that we'll talk about forever.

Michelle and Cesar
December 24, 2021
Written January 3, 2022
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Thank you very much for your comment and it is beautiful to hear that this tour was an unforgettable experience and we hope to see you very soon,
Written February 3, 2022
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Eruby
Oakland, CA1 contribution
This was an incredible experience. I have been on many snorkeling trips before and this was one of the best companies and crew. The equipment was in great shape and very clean. The boat was roomy and limited to only a handful of propel to make sure everyone was cared for. Snorkeling with the sea lions was an unforgettable experience, and we had just enough time. The tour also goes to an incredible beach where you have time to swim, snorkel more, and eat lunch. The food, drinks, and snacks provided were excellent.
Dellis was our guide and she was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, fun, humorous, and most importantly, safe. She could answer all of our questions about the history and nature in the area. When another boat near us had a medical emergency, our guide and crew stayed to help out and make sure their boat and tourists were ok and safe. This is the kind of safety and service you want when you are out in the open sea. Overall, the whole day was amazing and this is the company you should book with.
Written May 22, 2022
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Fariha S
1 contribution
Sep 2022
I loved every second of this tour! I personally did not take part in the snorkeling aspect of the tour (which was definitely the highlight for many!) due to fears, but this trip was so much fun even without that! I hope that really speaks volumes on the guidance and friendliness of our hosts and the comfortable atmosphere they provided. We swam on the beach, ate a delicious, well prepared lunch, were given drinks, and just had a complete blast. We left at 9am, came home by 5-6pm. What a day!!
Written September 22, 2022
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Thanks for sharing your experience! Hope you can repeat this tour soon and add the amazing experience of swimming with sea lions and fishes in Espíritu Santo! We can definitely guide you in order to overcome that fear. You're welcome anytime! See you soon :)
Written September 26, 2022
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Duval772
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Awesome trip. Our guide Dellis was super knowledgable and made for a fun trip. What you see is of course never guaranteed, but with all the marine life teaming off the island chances are good. A huge pod of dolphins swarmed the boat on the way out, followed by a humpback sighting, then the sea lion colony. The snorkelling was about 30mins, not great visibility this time of year but still saw some fish. The beach we stopped at for lunch was out of this world, stunningly beautiful. Delicious ceviche lunch and saw some turtles and birds on the way back, blue and red footed boobies, pelicans of course and a big flock of frigates. Bonus turtles in a bay on the way home. Well worth the trip!
Written June 24, 2022
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Hey Duval, thanks for your review! The Beach we stopped is called Balandra, ads yes it's a delight to the eyes. Thank you for sharing your experience, we loved having you with us! See you soon!
Written July 2, 2022
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